roboticanary Posted May 1, 2022 Share Posted May 1, 2022 One thing that comes up here quite a lot is the idea that the putting of romance on a pedestal, or the primacy of romantic relationships, that sort of thing, is bad for aros. I was wondering though if people have stories about how this sort fo thing has accepted anyone else. So people who aren't arospec being harmed by these ideas. Three come to mind for me. The first is my grandad moving in with his neighbour after my nan died. From my viewpoint it was a really good idea, they keep each other company and they can rent her house out which is basically a second pension. But the reaction from some of my family was not great. I remember at first my uncle flat out said that if he died she would have to 'get out quick' as she had no place there. Even with till death do us part he saw it as disrespectful to my nan. The other example which comes up is visitation rights at hospital which, at least where I am, mke it difficult for people outside of family to see loved ones in hospital. My mum had an hour of arguing to see an old friend who had been in for a few days after passing out in her hallway. The last one is that I know a few lads who forced themselves to ask people out in schoool because they didn't want to be seen as loners even though they really weren't ready for anything of the commitment they asked for. A couple of messy breakups and a few rather blunt rejections later and no-one was better off. 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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